tim kaine Missouri delegates see VP nominee Kaine as 'good guy,' 'principled,' 'centrist' By Jason Rosenbaum • Jul 28, 2016 PHILADELPHIA – Democratic vice presidential hopeful Tim Kaine may have departed from Missouri a long time ago. But for U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, the Virginia senator still retains Show Me State sensibilities. McCaskill expressed her enthusiasm almost immediately after Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton picked him as his running mate. Not only was she excited that an alum of the University of Missouri-Columbia was getting his time in the sun, but also the fact that a “good guy” was getting his due. Three MU grads are now part of U.S. Senate By Associated Press • Dec 10, 2012 File Photo / KBIA The University of Missouri will have three graduates in the U.S. Senate for at least the next six years.